Lieutenant Frederick J. Gooch
SAC 1905-1908

Lieutenant Frederick John Gooch was born in Toronto on January 4, 1892, the son of Frederick H. and Augusta A. Gooch, of Toronto, Ontario. He attended St. Andrew's College from 1905 to 1908.

He was a clerk when he enlisted on December 23, 1915 at the Toronto Exhibition Camp into the 9th Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery. He was later transferred to the 54th Battery and was serving in the 2nd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery when he was killed in action on August 15th, 1917 at the age of 25 while serving as a Brigade Forward Observation Office (FOO). See the War Diary reference to Lieutenant Gooch's death below. 

He is buried in the Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, France (Grave Reference: IV. F. 11.)

  • Copy of Officer's Declaration Paper (National Archives)
  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for Frederick Gooch. This page includes a link to his commemoration on Page 244 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
Reference to Lt Gooch's death in 2nd Brigade, CFA War Diary